Just weekend things …


About six months ago, I was preparing our Sunday meal when I had an idea. We were having tray bake (we don’t do traditional Sunday lunch type food) which was basically roughly chopped peppers, courgettes, onions with new potatoes and chicken thighs all mixed with olive oil and crushed garlic. I’ve got a picture somewhere … Continue reading Just weekend things …

It’s the August Bank Holiday and Leeds Festival …


This is that time of the year, when the Leeds and Reading Festival takes place. These are two of the largest music festivals in the UK, and take place simultaneous over Friday to Sunday. There are usually the same acts appearing at both sites over the three days. I was going to link to festival, … Continue reading It’s the August Bank Holiday and Leeds Festival …

‘Twas the night before etc etc…


Well, we have got as far as we can. Veg is prepared, table is set and the presents are scattered under the TV. ‘Under the TV’ I hear you question? We have a small fibre-optic tree, which is not really big enough to put the presents under. In the past we have done the real … Continue reading ‘Twas the night before etc etc…

Some good, some not so …


I took the car in for service and MOT on Friday. All passed without any problems. Tyres might need a check before Christmas but other than that, all was goo. Eldest lads car went in at same time. His, not so good! He needs new tyres again. That will be the second lot in three … Continue reading Some good, some not so …

Stress Factor – Not X Factor


This of course relates to work. Not exclusively, but in the main, it’s all work related. The latest restructure is beginning to have it’s effect on the team (and I use the term loosely.) Tempers are getting a little frayed and certain people are beginning to jockey for position. For me, it seems that I’m … Continue reading Stress Factor – Not X Factor

So now what ….


     Well it’s been over a month since my last post, and I really think I need to put ‘fingers to keyboard’ if you’ll excuse the paraphrase. I suppose my last posting was more of a rant than anything else, but I still cannot get over the price of postage from Hong Kong. I have … Continue reading So now what ….

Catch up …..


It was R***’s last day at school on Thursday. He’s been there for the past 16 years and I bet there was a few tears shed at school. Then again, he will be back there on Monday, as he is on the Summer Play Scheme. He looked very smart in his shirt and tie. Each … Continue reading Catch up …..

After the Party … Leeds Festival 2011


Well it's over for another year, and how do I feel about it this year. Mixed feelings really. I suppose the weather had a lot to do with it. The continuous rain on Friday, left me feeling very depressed. Then there was the mud, which really made the weekend, very hard work. I know festivals … Continue reading After the Party … Leeds Festival 2011

Leeds Fest 2011 … countdown


It's only seven days to go to the annual Leeds Festival. All the road signs seem to be in place, and the security fencing is going up very quickly now.  This will be my second Festival, and I''m beginning to look forward to it now. After last year, which was great, I wasn't sure if … Continue reading Leeds Fest 2011 … countdown

First day


     I'm currently off the booze! Well to be more accurate, with effect from today, until Saturday, I will not be having a drink in the house. I'm out on Wednesday night, for an hour, so will have a couple then, but for the rest of the time, it's carbonated water and tea.      I … Continue reading First day

After Leeds 2010 ….


   Well I managed to camp at Leeds Festival 2010 for three nights … Thursday, Friday and Saturday. S**** slept in “The Tent” the first night, and then stopped with his mate from drama on the Friday and Saturday night.    The bands were amazing. With the size of the festival, being what it is, … Continue reading After Leeds 2010 ….

A busy weekend ……


   Eldest to here yesterday, for the local music gig. I thought, when we got there, that it was going to be a bit of a flop. There was just very few people there !! However, it picked up around 09:00pm, and it turned out to be a good night. Although, the headline act did … Continue reading A busy weekend ……

Where did the week go ……


   Well, it must be an age thing, as I just don’t know what happened to this week. Where to start……Nothing much has happened really. Saturday was more or less a quite day. S**** came up for the evening. It was that music gig at the Albion in Clifford. It’s called Strawberry Jam (?) and … Continue reading Where did the week go ……

A struggle to post sometimes …


   Well, we did not go to the quiz after all. The weather wasn’t too good, and I was a bit tired. There are many nights when I just cannot be bothered, and just want to sit and read, or listen to some music.    The IT stuff got sorted. The folders that the staff … Continue reading A struggle to post sometimes …

Back on track …. (?)


   Really could not be bothered posting anything on Thursday. Work had been tiresome again, and I had actually felt a bit off colour. I had that feeling that was ‘not quite a hangover, but close’ type of feeling. It did cross my mind that I had the beginnings of flu. However it was neither. … Continue reading Back on track …. (?)